'''George Bernard Shaw''' (;
26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as '''Bernard Shaw''', was an Anglo-Irish playwright, critic, and polemic
ist whose influence on Western theatre, culture, and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as ''Man and Superman
'' (1903), ''Pygmalion (play)|Pygmalion
'' (1913), and ''Saint Joan (play)|Saint Joan
'' (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
Born in Dublin
, Shaw moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a...